Landowners of Conserved Land

How can we help?

The Conservancy works directly with our conservation easement landowners helping to answer questions and provide resources for the management of their land. If you have questions about your conservation easement, or would like information, please contact Yarrow Brown, Conservation Easement Program Manager. Email: [email protected]

Do you want a copy of your conservation easement?

Call the office or email Yarrow, if you would like a copy of your conservation easement either mailed or emailed to you. Email: [email protected]   Phone: 231-256-9665

Conservation Easement Landowner Newsletter

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

February 2015

March 2014

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Resources for Conservation Easement Landowners

Leelanau County Website:

The Leelanau County website has a wide variety of information including an interactive map of Leelanau County.  Follow this link see the various maps that are available-

You can also look up information on any recorded document such as your conservation easement or deed for your property using the Register of Deeds link below. You will need to register for an account, but it is free to do so. You can download UNPRINTABLE copies for FREE, but need to pay per page for any copy you wish to print.

Register of Deeds:

Land Trust Alliance

The Leelanau Conservancy is an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Alliance. We became accredited in 2008.  Their website is a great resource for current issues related to land conservation. Visit their website to learn more:

Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy

The Leelanau Conservancy is a member of the Heart of the Lakes (HOL) Center for Land Conservation Policy. We are founding members of HOL and Brian Price, our Executive Director has served on the board since HOL’s founding.

To learn more about Heart of the Lakes, please visit their website:

Web Soil Survey

Do you want to learn more about the soils on your property? The link below is an interactive website that can help you pull detailed soil information on your land.

NRCS Web Soil Survey: 

Michigan State University Resources

The MSU extension and horticultural research station have a wealth of information for easement landowners. They also offer classes and workshops on various horticultural and agricultural topics.

MSU Extension in Leelanau County:

Horticultural Research Station:

Leelanau Conservation District

The conservation district is also a valuable resource and has been the lead on a lot of the Phragmites surveys and eradication in Leelanau County.

Lake Associations

Lake Leelanau Association:  http://

Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association (LTPOA) (no website)

Cedar Lake Association (no website)

Glen Lake Association: http://

Lime Lake Association:

Leelanau Clean Water:

Links to other pages

Permitted Uses of a Conservation Easement



Conservation Easement Landowner Gathering

Stories of Stewardship

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